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kspenmoll

kspenmoll

Joined May 2016

Lifelong reader, teacher insta:kdspenmoll
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The Last Monument by Michael C Grumley
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Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer
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Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
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Pass the Poetry, Please! by Lee Bennett Hopkins
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Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov
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Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit
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Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson
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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
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Murder at the Manor by Martin Edwards
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Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
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Her Last Flight: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
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A Black Women's History of the United States by Kali Nicole Gross, Daina Ramey Berry
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The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Ptzsch
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Goldenrod: Poems by Maggie Smith
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Murder at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose
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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel by Rebecca Starford
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Fire Force, Volume 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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We had a family reunion with extended family from both my mom‘s & dad‘s sides of the family. One of my cousins had this picture that is the only one we know of of my mother‘s mother. She died before any of my mom‘s children were born. From left to right: my grandad( my mom‘s dad), my Great Aunt Agnes(mom‘s aunt), my grandmother( my mom‘s mom), & my mom on the floor. I am si grateful for this photo! #gratitude

Gissy Lovely so the beloved ones! So much to see and remember! 2d
Bookwomble What a great keepsake to have ❤️ 2d
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
LeslieO Look at Great Aunt Agnes with her book!❤️ 2d
Eggs I see the resemblance!!great photo 🤎🤎 2d
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Holy Island | L. J. Ross
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- Holy Island by L.J.Ross
-Jane Haddam- author of Gregor Demarkian series
- The Harder They Come
- Hootie and the Blowfish
- Hello(Adele)
#manicmonday #letterH

CBee Adele ♥️ 2d
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The Last Monument | Michael C Grumley
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#liquidcourage #audiobook

So far (ch.12) this book is intriguing,but also for wimpy me, rather scary. No explicit torture, just allusions to it. Yet I am compelled to listen, in small bites. Set in present time, but plot involves WWII & Hitler.

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The Swap | Megan Shull
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#fff #fffs

Apologies for not posting this sooner. Thank you so much Tiffany for all the books, coffee,chocolates,pineapple lip gloss, etc. I had so much fun opening your generous package!

Avanders Yay!! 🍂🍁♥️🫶🏽 2d
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Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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#AMissSilverMystery #1929cozy

Relaxing with this book & a kitty on my lap, after a more than wonderful extended family reunion today- both my dad‘s & my mom‘s sides together. Cousins etc. I have not seen in years!

julieclair That pretty pillow goes perfectly with the book cover! 3d
kspenmoll @julieclair Doesn‘t it? I could not resist! 2d
Avanders Heya — did you get a chance to open your #fffs package? I don‘t think I‘ve seen a post…? 🍁🍂 2d
kspenmoll @Avanders Apologies- I did but just posted last night- in life‘s craziness I forgot to post! 2d
Avanders @kspenmoll I saw it last night! ☺️ I completely understand life‘s craziness… 😵‍💫 2d
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The Dead Call | J M Dalgliesh
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#SuperSeptember #readathon #September17to25 #2022
The bottom row contains books I am still in the process of reading including the 85 pgs.of A Poet‘s Revolution that I read today.
The other 5 books I finished this past week.
Thanks again @Andrew65 for hosting yet another readathon. They help me organize my reading. Now I just need to write reviews!

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 Know the feeling with reviews, way behind! 2d
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Unpunished | Lisa Black
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#bookreport

Finished the top row of books this week. Still reading the books in the last row.

Cinfhen Happy reading 🎉 3d
Richryan52 Holmes fan? 3d
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My husband tells me Emmy is letting me know that on no uncertain terms does she want me reading. Either that or she herself is reading upside down. #catsoflitsy #Emcat

KathyWheeler I go with the idea that she‘s reading upside down. My cat turned the pages on the book I was reading on my iPad. I decided he was telling me that I read too slow. 😄 1w
RaeLovesToRead Awwww Emmy!!! 🥰🥰 1w
BookBabe Aww kitty! 😻 7d
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kspenmoll @KathyWheeler Don‘t you love our mischievous cats? They certainly let us know what they think or want- especially since reading takes us away from them!!! 2d
KathyWheeler @kspenmoll I do! The one that turned the pages on my iPad is a big one — 16 lbs — he‘s not even a year old. He‘s either all or part Maine Coon. 2d
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Untilted | Autechre
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🍁A Gentleman in Moscow ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🍁Elizabeth Gaskell
🍁The Great Escape
🍁Green Day
🍁Georgia on my Mind, Willie Nelson
#manicmonday #letterG

UwannaPublishme Willie! 🙌🏻 1w
CBee I‘m feeling the fall leaf emojis!! 1w
kspenmoll @CBee Our first real fall weather just yesterday! 2d
CBee @kspenmoll nice! I wish we had more of a fall here 😬 2d
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“ I was a walker…walking was my favorite way to see the world close up… I tracked along the beach…”
—Josie Prescott, Jane Austen‘s Lost Letters
I too am a walker in nature everywhere, but the beach is in my blood. It‘s how I see “ the world close up”, relax, rejuvenate, recharge, either alone or with others.
#gratitude #walking #recharge #rejuvenate #renew #seetheflowers

UwannaPublishme Agreed! 1w
Eggs Great photo and post!! 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#gratitude
I am grateful that my whole family received on date above, the new Covid vaccine. Essential as I am in a school district full of the new variants. 💉💉💉

Suet624 Congrats. Any repercussions from the shot? 1w
kspenmoll @Suet624 Head & body aches, exhaustion but thats it. Started about 6 hrs post shot. Only lasted about 24 hrs. I have had worse! 1w
Blaire Woohoo! I got mine last week along with flu shot and only had sore arms. 1w
EKonrad Getting my booster today! Hooray! 1w
Suet624 Great to hear. 1w
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This extraordinary documentary is playing now on CNN and can be streamed through PBS anytime. A must watch, especially for those interested in historical accuracy. It‘s vital to keep the holocaust alive with holocaust deniers out there in the world. The accompanying book was eye opening when I read it ages ago. #USandtheholocaust #KenBurns

https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/us-and-the-holocaust/

Ruthiella It‘s absolutely critical to know it could happen again and here. 1w
jlhammar I watched the first part last night. Really good. 1w
kspenmoll @Ruthiella Yes, especially now. 1w
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kspenmoll @jlhammar Staying up tonight for Part 2. 1w
MyNamesParadise I watched the first half of the first episode but I forgot about it last night! Ahh! Gotta check out that book! 1w
CarolynM I just heard about this doco earlier today. It sounds really good. 7d
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#gratitude

I am so grateful for the gift my parents gave my family in vacationing & then retiring to Cape Cod. My older sister bought us out when they died- she is incredibly generous in sharing the house with us. I am grateful for her gift. This is Bank Street Beach in Harwichport, where depending on the season, we walk and swim.

Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️ 1w
Gissy Beautiful😍❤️ 1w
peaknit Wonderful way to remember your parents and enjoy their legacy. 1w
Eggs You are blessed—breathtaking 1w
kspenmoll @Cathythoughts @gissy. Thank you! I am so lucky that my parents instilled, then bequeathed, their love of beach & ocean to us. Actually, that love goes back generations, on my mom‘s side to the coasts of New Foundland where my grandfather‘s family made their living by fishing, & on my dad‘s side who lived on the Irish coast- Dingle Peninsula. @peaknit @eggs yes, so blessed & wonderful ongoing, legacy. (edited) 1w
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Detection Unlimited | Georgette Heyer
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Yesterday I had the new vaccine for Covid variants, so I read & finished Jane and the Man of the Cloth. Much more exciting, less cerebral than the first in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed such a feisty, daring Jane on her quest for justice. Have‘t read a Georgette Heyer in ages. Only 50 pages in.

Andrew65 Great news 😁 1w
kspenmoll @Andrew65 Thanks! 1w
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#weeklyreport #weeklyforecast
Finished reading bottom row this week. Topish row still in process.

Cinfhen Impressive 🙌🏻💕 1w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I am queen of avoiding housework! 1w
kspenmoll Ok so as I was reading the first 40 pages of Lost Roses, I realized I had read it before, just a few months ago, but had not moved it from my TBR shelves! 🤪 1w
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Cinfhen Hahaha/ I‘ve done that before!! As a matter of fact I started an audio on Friday before I realized I had read the book about 6 months ago! I had to check on Litsy to make sure 😜 1w
Cinfhen @kspenmoll and I definitely know all about avoiding housework ♥️ 1w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen Happy that I am not alone in starting a book I had already read!!! Litsy affirmed it for me too! (edited) 1w
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Digging into this book while my cats, Em & Poe are being cats. #catsoflitsy

ravenlee 😍 2w
batsy Perfect 😻 2w
AmyG ❤️ 2w
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GingerAntics How fitting! Those cats are really living the life! 1w
kspenmoll @ravenlee @batsy @AmyG @GingerAntics They certainly are living the life! 1w
GingerAntics I wish I could nap more. There is nothing like an early afternoon siesta. 1w
TheBookHippie ♥️ 1w
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This is not Granby Public Library which is just a few miles from me in CT, but Simsbury Public Library,which is my town library. We were there today in Simsbury, but frequent both libraries often. I am so grateful for all the public libraries, the librarians, & of course the extensive book collections. I am grateful for the town budgets that support these libraries with funds for newly published books. #gratitude #gratefulforlibraries

Chelsea.Poole Beautiful library! 2w
Eggs Lovely post! 2w
kspenmoll @Chelsea.Poole @Eggs Thank you- I am so lucky to this library in my town- lots of land to sit & read in surrounding the building. 2w
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🌻 cozy mysteries
🌻No. I rarely reread unless its a classic.
🌻 right now, the tagged book.

All littens consider yourselves tagged!

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#librarybook #janesndtheexcellentreadalong #mystery

Plan to finish the library book first, then focus on Jane and the Man of the Cloth.

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@Andrew65 is hosting yet another week long Readathon. I am excited to join in- having the new covid vac Saturday so may be reading that day. This readathon always helps me focus.

Bookwormjillk I‘m getting mine Saturday too 🤞 2w
kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk Hope all goes well! 2w
kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk Got my vaccine late Saturday afternoon. Very tired, headache but Tylenol helps! Sleeping & reading as I can. How are you feeling? Some people I know had no side effects, others like me, did. An excuse to be a lie about!!! Hope you are ok. 1w
Bookwormjillk @kspenmoll same as you- low fever and tired, but enjoying the excuse to lay in bed and read! I purposely scheduled mine at 4:30 yesterday afternoon so I‘d have time to recover. 1w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#gratitude
Today I am grateful for the High School & district I work in. Love the staff & students. This photo was taken by a student for his photography class.

Eggs Gorgeous 💗💗 2w
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#1920shistoricalcozymystery #kindleunlimited

First in a series I started today.

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#gratitude

I am grateful for the fun I had with my son & good friends from our soccer support group, Agents of Hale, this past Saturday at the UConn‘s football game. Perfect weather, delicious tailgate, great seats, good cheer made for a wonderful time.
#gohuskies #bleedblue #agentsofhale #togetherness #connection #friends

Eggs How fun🏈 2w
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The Friend | Nunez Sigrid
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1. Tagged book
2.William Faulkner
3. Fargo
4. Foo Fighters
#manicmonday #letterF

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 2w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#gratitude #gratefulfornature
Although the river is incredibly low right now(usually this stone slab is coveted with water), I am grateful for its sound of rushing water & the birds, ducks, herons, geese, & fish I see when I walk by & peer over the bridge.

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Smile Beach Murder | Alicia Bessette
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Sunday morning. #coffeeandbooks

batsy Love the colours and that fun cover! 2w
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Plan to read the sections of buddy reads Feline Philosophy & A Secret Sisterhood this week, & possibly continue with the others.
#kindle #Paris #librarymystery #adventuresinphilosophy #felinephilosophy #livelikeacat #Janeandthexcellentreadalong #pemberlittens

BarkingMadRun I still have to start the next Jane Austen mystery! Great stack! 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @BarkingMadRun @kspenmoll I'm really liking that September #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong is set in September. 2w
Cinfhen How‘s school going??? 2w
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#bookreport
Finished up all but the Jane Austen mystery & A Secret Sisterhood. Louisa May Alcott was fascinating- so much new information drawn from impeccable, detailed research, from archives, letters, published works. Highly recommend for anyone interested in her character & life. Grave Reservations was a mystery with the unexpected duo of funky, karaoke singing psychic & policeman working together to solve a crime.

Cinfhen The NF sounds fascinating!! Need to look for it - thanks for putting it on my #ReadersRadar 😊 2w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#gratitude
I woke at 5 a.m this morning, catching the very beginning of sunrise. View from the right side of my house.No one else was awake. It was so quiet & peaceful.

KristiAhlers That is so pretty. I was sleeping finally at that time of day. I was up all night unable to sleep and unable to focus on reading. So not ok! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🫶🏻 3w
kspenmoll @KristiAhlers I hate those nights! I hope you can sleep tonight. It was a lovely ( but not usual) to start my day. (edited) 3w
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kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lovely way to start my day! (edited) 3w
Linsy Beautiful!! 3w
Dragon A lovely start to the day 💚🐉 3w
Eggs Oh so beautiful and serene 🧡🧡 3w
Simona The best way to start the day … in the quiet. 3w
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 3w
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“‘Coffee‘, he decided. Even on a bad day there was coffee, which was always a small good thing.‘
Monsieur Geroux collected small good things.The unexpected sound of birdsong, a half-price sale at the bakery,a smile from a passing child. Storing them in his mind for later when needed.” Mr. Geroux the owner of a rare & used bookstore.
#gratitude #coffeeandbooks

KateReadsYA 🌞💖 3w
Eggs Agreed, good coffee is a simple but perfect good thing☕️📚💞 3w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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My son made us fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil in olive oil last night. Fabulous! So grateful. #gratitude

WorldsOkayestStepMom That looks delicious!! 3w
Eggs Yum 😋 3w
Simona My kind of food 🤤😋 3w
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RIP Queen Elizabeth. One strong dedicated woman who weathered 70 years amidst social & economic upheavals, wars, prime ministers, with intelligence, dignity, & grace. My niece who lives in Tyne & Wear texted us this morning with the “rumor” the Queen had died. #restinpeace

mcctrish It‘s a sad day and end of an era. 3w
sherrisilvera Very sad 3w
kspenmoll @mcctrish @sherrisilvera Yes, both sad and the end of an era. 3w
Dragon 😢💚🐉 3w
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The Marlow Murder Club | Robert Thorogood
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📚the tagged book
📚mystery
📚I am only on chapter 3 (audiobook), but I am enjoying it!
#currentlyreading #littenswanttoknow

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#thoughtfulthursday

✨ tagged

✨ definitely summer mode

✨ This picture is but a teeny aspect the infamous Rose Garden in Hartford Ct about 20 min away from me.

MoonWitch94 I love those Rose Arches!!! It‘s a dream to have a garden with them someday. Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 3w
BookNAround The Rose Garden in Hartford inspired my dad to try his hand at roses. He wasn‘t awesome so I think it might have been a relief when we moved and left his attempt behind. 😂 3w
kspenmoll @BookNAround At least he tried! But Sounds like he was fine letting go of the roses! 😆I don‘t think anyone can compete with that gardens abundance & beauty. My husband had some beautiful roses for a few years but roses demand intensive daily work! 3w
kspenmoll @MoonWitch94 My neighbor right across the street has a newly installed arch with roses beginning to climb it. 3w
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I am reading this book but a chapter per day has been a challenge for me. Just started chapter 5. 😀#pemberlittens

BarkingMadRun They are long chapters!! 3w
Daisey Agreed! I‘m even using audio and usually a chapter a day is perfect for my drive to work, but I‘m not quite staying caught up with these. 3w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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Our kitties (Poe & Emmy) bring us so much joy. They are our “dog-cats” because they follow us everywhere in the house & run to the door when we come home.
#gratitude

ShelleyBooksie Adorable 3w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom 😻😻😻 3w
Eggs So sweet 😻😻 3w
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🌸 🔚👩🏻‍🍳🥖🍷☕️🏢🗝

🪷 The Mayfair Bookshop

🪺⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eggs Lovely 🥰 3w
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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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My box arrived in todays post! Yay!

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 3w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#gratitude
I am grateful every day for my 7 amazing siblings (1 is in photo held by a brother)- my parents did something right because we all get along famously.

DrexEdit That is a terrific photo! 💜 3w
kspenmoll @DrexEdit Thank you! 3w
Deblovestoread Love this! 3w
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LeahBergen Wonderful photo! ❤️❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts Lovely ♥️ 3w
Librarybelle Love this! 3w
fredamans I have 7 siblings also. 😊 Great family photo! 3w
Eggs Sweet photo ❤️🥰💛 3w
Gissy Lovely photo! 😍❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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#TwoforTuesday

1. My friends just returned from Iceland- it looks so beautiful! Or the Shetland Islands.

2. Guide books, novels set in that island I am visiting.

Any Littens consider yourselves tagged!

TheSpineView Those islands would be interesting! Thanks for playing 3w
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Really excited about this book. I am behind, just finished 3rd chapter. #pemberlittens

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First pumpkin spice latte of the soon to be autumn season. Accompanied by a veggie plate & tagged book.

Gissy 😋mmm looks delicious 3w
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Empire of Pain (tagged)
Elly Griffiths!! ( Ruth Galloway series)
Emily in Paris
Eurythmics
Early Morning Rain by Eva Cassidy
#maniacmonday #LetterE

CBee I‘ve only read one Elly Griffiths book but would love to dive into the Ruth Galloway series 😊 3w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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I am so grateful for the haven of my porch and garden today.
#gratitude @Eggs

wanderinglynn Lovely! 3w
Caroline2 Beautiful 😍 3w
BarbaraBB I can see why 🥰 3w
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Eggs Peaceful and colorful 🌿👏🏻🌸 3w
Tamra Lovely! 3w
batsy So pretty! 3w
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Starting Jane while waiting for a chicken to roast, Accompanied by an Aperol Spritz. I sipped my first during my honeymoon in Verona, Italy.
#janeandtheexcellentreadalong #aperolspritz #Verona

Crinoline_Laphroaig I love an Aperol Spritz! 3w
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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#FFFS #fallingforfallswap
Went out today. 😁

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 3w
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Enjoying the evening with a book and wine while my husband is making dinner.🍝🥂📚

BarbaraBB Looking good! 3w
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Cinfhen Hope you have a wonderful new school year ♥️🍏 3w
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Lost in Paris | Elizabeth Thompson
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I will read anything set in Paris-I honeymooned there!
Bookworm Hannah Bond leads Jane Austin themed tours in Britain.Through a series of unexpected life events,she ends up in Paris, eventually running a literary themed tour there.This story of a tentative reconciliation with her mother,who was a teen when she gave birth to Hannah & abandoned her, is compelling.This is a multigenerational saga of of identity & family,bound by a Parisian apartment.

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Librariana I've got this one on my list (and BookSpinBingo card!) for the month, too! 😁😊 4w
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